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Asylums within the County of Glamorgan

Glamorgan County Asylum
Angelton Asylum was established 1864 as Glamorgan County Asylum. It was renamed Glanrhyd Hospital in 1948.
Parc Gwyllt Asylum was established in 1887, and renamed Parc in 1948.
Penyfai was established for admissions in 1934.

Glamorgan County Asylum, Angelton approval of a site at Angel Farm, Bridgend, for the erection of an Asylum.
Cost of site 5,450 estimated
Cost of Asylum 23,325

Glanrhyd, Parc and Penyfai merged to form Morgannwg Hospital. Services were streamlined, and Penyfai was demolished, and the site used for residential accommodation. Parc Hospital was redeveloped as a new 800 prisoner category B Prison, the central clock remaining as a visible landmark. Glanrhyd presently remains in use, and is situate in Bridgend formed 1905 as a civil parish from portions of Newcastle and Coity.

Vernon House, Briton Ferry
Once the home of Glamorgan Member of Parliament, it was converted to an Asylum in 1844 by Robert Valentine Leach, a Devizes businessman. It could accommodate 92 inmates. His son in law Dr. Charles Pigge took over in 1865, and the Asylum closed in 1905.

Cardiff Asylum, Whitchurch
Plans and Architects drawings for new Asylum, estimated cost 235,000.


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